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Oct 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT
with affirmative action. it's not just the education community watching this case. as sylvia hall reports, so are some of the nation's biggest companies. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: that's abigail fisher, who was denied a spot in the school's 2008 freshman class. u.t. says race wasn't a factor, but fisher maintains she was rejected because she's white. that accusation could change the way colleges have picked their students for decades. by state law, three quarters of u.t.'s students are accepted automatically, because they are in the top 10% of their high school classes. the rest go through what the university calls a holistic review, considering factors, like grades, essays, personal experiences and race. even fewer students got in that way in 2008, when fisher didn't make the cut. >> there are going to be certain financial consequences to this young lady because she could not attend the school of her preference. as u.t. says, it is critical within texas to be a u.t. graduate. s
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
this half seriously, half tongue in cheek-- i'd like to see arne duncan, secretary of education, be put in charge of middle east policy. because i tnk what really neeto be moving toward this there is a kind of race formula. >> rose: we continue looking at foreign policy issues in the campaign with david sanger of "new york times" and richard haass in the council on foreign relations. >> he basically laid out a conditional foreign policy. saying "look, the era where we give aid to you all and you act as you see it is over. we will work with you but only so long as if you meet us halfway, whether it's protecting our diplomatic missions, the way you eatwomen, grls and minorities, your foreign policy against israel and terrorism." i think that's an important statement and i think it's one that people in both parties should be able to support. >> he wants to portray president obama has an outlier in american foreign policy. in fact, one of the foreign policy advisors made the point that president obama in his view had departed from 70 years of bipartisan agreement, an agreement in which you
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
of access to good, healthy foods. >> reporter: government can advise and educate the public about healthy eating, but ultimately it can't demand people change their eating habits or force supermarkets to locate in poorer neighborhoods. >> maybe you have to do something innovative. maybe you actually have a mobile supermarket, grocery, that comes into a community. so on wednesday night when the bookmobile comes and the community health facility comes on wheels, the grocery comes on wheels as well so people can get access to the food that they need. >> reporter: nat turner says the national discussion about food has to move beyond "food security" -- whether or not the poor have enough food to eat -- to something broader. >> a more important conversation is to talk about food justice where people not only have access to it, but they can afford it, where the food is grown sustainably so it's not full of chemicals and all that kind of stuff. that the money for the food stays in the community, and so moving, bringing it up a notch from food security is bringing it up to food justice, right? >>
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Oct 14, 2012 12:30pm PDT
one thing that they did not touch on which they should have touched on was immigration and education. but they were guided more by the moderator who did a great job in conducting this. i don't find the debate wanting on substantive issues. >> if you're my age and you are watching this thing and you're worried about medicare and social security, which of these individuals do you believe? >> i think it depends on who you are predisposed to believe. joe biden is a liberal, a new deal. to point outownefirst that, while his own president said is that he's willing to raise the retirement age, joe biden says no. this is a major for medicare and social security. they will not be around. we are the party of the medicare and social security. what about n? what will you do when your own president has said medicare will die unless it is reform? i think he is inclined toward that new deal liberalism. you except what joe biden will say. if you listen to paul ryan, he said we have to amend it. we have to change it. and this is how we will do it. >> i want to get to policy, to appear in a week after
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, syndrome of working together and for whatever reason felt that becae i had an education i should know what i am doing. and a lot of me to grow whichever direction i wanted to grow, and years after i sort of started the company and we all ys had people interested in buying, and there was once i would say look maybe it is time to sell. i don't know that much about the hotel business. and he said, you know, you have never worked for anybody. because he wanted to buy the company and i should stay with him, so he was very wise and able to sort of direct all of his children never raised his voice or his hand to any of us. so we grow up in a very strong window mother who -- tough love was her way and a father who was always there. >> rose: loving and supportive. >> yes. and exceptionally tolerant. and i remember once his, you know, granddaughter came to him and notarried and stayed, you know, grandfather i am going have a baby, and he said, wonderful. so you can imagine how supportive a person like that is in your upbringing. so both of my parents allowed us this freedom to become who we wanted t
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of taliban atrocities and a promoter of girls' education. the country's prime minister visited the girl's family today at a military hospital near islamabad. he called the shooting an attack on pakistan's core values. >> we pledge that we will not allow the future of our children to be endangered by the militant mind-set. we pledge that the enemies of pakistan will never be allowed to succeed. >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, a military official said yousufzai is in satisfactory condition, after having a bullet removed from her neck. she's being kept unconscious and on a ventilator for now. this year's winner of the nobel prize for literature voiced hope today that a fellow chinese laureate will get out of prison. mo yan was honored with the literature award yesterday. at a news conference today, he said he hopes that dissident liu xiaobo regains his freedom very soon. liu won the nobel peace prize in 2010 after being sentenced to 11 years in prison for advocating an end to china's one-party rule. the space shuttle "endeavour" has begun a final, slow-motion journey across los angeles to its n
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. they believe in safety and security. their homes, their children, trying to drive education into the process, and yet at the same time, it might look a little different. 36% of advisors seem to think that millennials may not enjoy the same wealth that their parents did. >> susie: it's a tough situation. bernie clark of schwab advisors. >> very much appreciated. >> susie: a hopeful message today from german chancellor angela merkel during her first visit to greece since europe's debt crisis began three years ago. she told greece's prime minister she hopes greece will stay in the euro-zone and she can "see the light at the end of the tunnel." but that's not how the greeks see it. tens of thousands of people demonstrated outside the parliament building in athens, protesting tough cutbacks the country is being forced to make in exchange for bailout loans. many demonstrators were wearing nazi uniforms. they target merkel as the architect of the tough austerity measures. many investors are stressed and nervous about the upcoming earnings season, even though those earnings from alcoa were better th
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00am PDT
as "nothing in particular." by education and income and other common measurements, the nones are very much like americans as a whole, except for age. >> about one third of all american adults under the age of 30 describe themselves as either atheists or agnostics or say they just don't have any particular religion. and that large number is a big part of what's driving the overall growth in this population. >> being unaffiliated means not being a member. it does not mean being a nonbeliever or being hostile to religion. indeed, many nones have kind words for places of worship. >>hey sathateligio organizations are effective in providing help to the poor and to the needy. they say religious organizations do a good job of helping bring communities together. >> two-thirds of the unaffiliated say they believe in god or a universal spirit. more than a third, 37%, call themselves spiritual but not religious. about one in five say they pray every day, and the same number say religion is at least somewhat important in their lives. with all that religiosity then, why do 46 million amerins say they ar
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
million off medicare t will kick 200,000 children off early education it will eliminate the tax credit people have to be able to send their children to college. it cuts education by 450 billion dollars. it does virtually nothing except continue to increase the tax cuts for the very wealthy. and you know, we have had enough of this. the idea that the so concerned about these deficits, i pointed out, he voted to put two cars on a credit card and he did. >> we're going to the closing statements in a minute. you are gaeing to have your -- >> not raising taxes is not cutting tax, and by the way, our budget we have -- >> 3% a year instead of 4.5%. >> let me calm down things here just for a minute. and i want to talk to you briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. if are you elected, what you could both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could. >> honesty, no one else could? there are plenty of fine people who could lead this country. but what you need are people who when they say they're going do something, they go do it. wh
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